Oct 04 2007
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) appropriations subcommittee, today announced passage of an amendment to the 2008 CJS spending bill that will provide $1 billion in additional funding to NASA. The funding will allow NASA to fully pursue the President’s Vision for Space Exploration. Senator Shelby was a cosponsor of the amendment.
“In past budget years, science funding has significantly been cut and programs not directly associated with the exploration vision are being deferred, delayed or cancelled,” said Shelby. “By slowing down NASA’s cutting edge science research, we are mortgaging our future. Space expertise will be needed in years to come to make human exploration of the moon and other planets a reality. This funding will ensure that the United States remains the leader in space exploration.”